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Since: Jan 10
#420 Oct 29, 2010
I'm still trying to figure out why car keys are allowed in bars.
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Since: Dec 07
#421 Oct 31, 2010
1. It's called personal responsibility.
2. Not everyone that goes into a bar drinks.
3. Have you ever had a drink and not been drunk? I have a drink on occasion, but I couldn't tell you the last time I was legally intoxicated.
#422 Oct 31, 2010
The facts are this;
1) a person doesn't have to be citizen of the United States to legally and rightfully, possess or purchase a firearm,
2) a person doesn't have to pass a law abiding test to legally and rightfully, possess or purchase a firearm,
3) a person with a criminal conviction is not barred from legally and rightfully possessing a firearm, nor are they prohibited from pursing a concealed carry weapons license for the purpose of exercising that privilege, either.
#423 Oct 31, 2010
That comment is a non sequitur, your statement is not in order.
“Facts exist, even when ignored”
Since: Feb 07
Somewhere in Indiana
#424 Oct 2, 2012
Sorry to hear about all the bloodshed since this law went into affect.. oh, wait, that's not what happened, never mind..
#425 Oct 2, 2012
EDITORIAL: Learning from the D.C. handgun ban
The year after the Supreme Court struck down the District of Columbia’s handgun ban and gun-lock requirements, the capital city’s murder rate plummeted 25 percent. The high court should keep that in mind today as it hears oral arguments about a Chicago handgun ban.
Gun controllers screamed to high heaven that impending disaster would follow the court’s decision to junk some of the district’s gun controls. One of those screaming the loudest was Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who incorrectly predicted more gun freedom would lead to more death and Wild West shootouts. Instead, in Washington, murder rates rose when the handgun ban was in effect and fell once the regulations were removed.
Chicago’s 1982 ban faired no better. The forthcoming third edition of “More Guns, Less Crime” shows that in the 17 years after a ban on new handguns went into effect, there were only two years when Chicago’s murder rate was as low as it was in 1982. The Windy City’s murder rate fell relative to America’s other 50 largest cities before the ban and rose relative to them afterward. For example, Chicago’s murder rate went from equaling the average for those other U.S. cities in 1982 to exceeding their average murder rate by 32 percent in 1992. There is no year after the ban that Chicago’s murder rate fared as well relative to other cities as it did in 1982.
That increase in murder rates isn’t surprising. Every time gun bans have been tried anywhere, murder rates have risen. Whether one looks at Ireland, Jamaica or England and Wales, the experience has been the same. Not only did murder rates fail to decline as promised, but the rates actually increased following gun bans.
In general, gun-control laws disarm law-abiding citizens - not criminals who don’t care about the law. The lesson is that freedom and safety go hand in hand.
Read more: EDITORIAL: Learning from the D.C. handgun ban - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/...
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